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Wisdom and Ignorance

327 aphorisms  ·  9 comments

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (123 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool.

[aphorist] Ralph Waldo Emerson, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (7 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If, while you are in school, there is a shortage of qualified personnel in a particular field, then by the time you graduate with the necessary qualifications, that field's employment is glutted.

[aphorist] Marguerite Emmons, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (12 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Only the educated are free.

[aphorist] Epictetus, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (20 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.

[aphorist] Epictetus, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (8 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In a philosophical dispute, he gains most who is defeated, since he learns most.

[aphorist] Epicurus, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (224 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by [user] David Epstein

Do two wrongs make a right? Yes. The right to be wrong.

[aphorist] David Epstein, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (23 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.

[aphorist] M. C. Escher, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (15 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.

[aphorist] Euripides, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (254 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.

[aphorist] Edward Everett, in [category] War and Peace and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (102 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.

[aphorist] W. C. Fields, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (164 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat.

[aphorist] Martin H. Fischer, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (356 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

[aphorist] F. Scott Fitzgerald, in [category] Science and Religion and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (114 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.

[aphorist] R. I. Fitzhenry, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (9 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.

[aphorist] Paul Fix, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (7 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

[aphorist] Malcolm S. Forbes, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (219 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.

[aphorist] Anatole France, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (302 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.

[aphorist] Anatole France, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (257 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When a thing has been said, and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.

[aphorist] Anatole France, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (246 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

[aphorist] Benjamin Franklin, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (367 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life's tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.

[aphorist] Benjamin Franklin, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

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